These homeowners desired a functional space that allowed for entertaining and large family gatherings. To create a larger, more open space for the kitchen, a wall was removed between the dining room and the kitchen. A new dining room was created in the front of the house, giving new life to an underutilized formal living room space.

This kitchen design features double islands; each with its own purpose: One island is for cooking, baking and prep, and the other for entertaining and everyday informal family meals. Also included in the new design is a desk area, a dry bar, and a custom pantry.

The designer's clients wanted an updated and timeless style, which was achieved by combining a custom Benjamin Moore color, Winds Breath, with classic red oak cabinetry.

Notable design details include:

  • Upper cabinets that drop down to the countertops on each side of the window. Pocket doors facilitate access and use of the hidden undercounter space
  • An integrated butcher block table set at the perfect height for kneading or rolling dough, with a slatted storage shelf underneath for quick access to frequently used baking equipment
  • A unique quartz apron front sink with a handy drip rail to catch spills